Hardwicke Blasts ‘sexist’ Film Bosses For The Fighter Snub

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February 8, 2011 | 11:40am EST

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has slammed studio bosses behind acclaimed boxing film The Fighter, insisting they refused her an interview because she’s a woman.
Hardwicke was in control of the hugely successful first instalment of the vampire series and helmed the highly-anticipated big screen retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale.

But Hardwicke insists that despite her successes behind the camera, sexism in Hollywood still stops her getting jobs – explaining how chiefs behind Mark Wahlberg’s Oscar-nominated film only had male directors on their shortlist.

She tells TheWrap.com, “I couldn’t get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man – am I crazy?

“It’s about action, it’s about boxing, so a man has to direct it… But they’ll let a man direct Sex in the City or any girly movie you’ve ever heard of.”